Visting Pacific Yurts

Our drive from Crescent City California continued along the coast line with amazing views of the ocean. But we could not linger long as we had an afternoon appointment.  We left the ocean side and Highway 101 at Winchester Bay and drove inland to Cottage Grove, home of Pacific Yurts.  We followed the Umpqua River…

Fourth Day on California Highway 1

Today after leaving Fort Bragg we would veer inland away from the coast on Highway 101 to see the Giant Redwoods.  Our drive to see the Redwoods this morning was absolutely beautiful.  I just love the forests and streams. But before actually entering the Humboldt Redwoods State Park we had to stop at the Chandelier…

Third Day on California Highway 1

Already an adventure, our third day driving Highway 1 would prove to be our best day so far.  We had done our research on the best place to view The Golden Gate Bridge and were eager to get a start this morning.  We had selected two viewing points.  First we would stop at the Round…

Second Day on California Highway 1

Our Yurt at Treebones was so close to the ocean that we could hear the sea lions barking all night long.  At home in our Yurt in NC we often hear the coyotes barking so we felt right at home listening to the sounds of nature.  Before heading on up the Highway we stopped by…

First day on California Highway 1

On September 1st William and I flew into Fresno California, rented a car, and drove out to Morro Rock Beach just north of LA to start our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.  We had several appointments along the way that we had to meet so although a bit rushed this drive would still prove…

Schloss Hagenwil

Believe it or not, these posts are as much for me and William as they are for those that follow our travels, especially on this 6 weeks trip across Europe.  The posts make it possible for us to look back and remember everything. One day while in Switzerland we drove about 5 minutes away from…

Slowing Down in Switzerland

We have less than a week left on your European Adventure and William and I have decided to slow the pace a bit and just relax.  Lake Constance is only a couple of hours south of Stuttgart so we are spending 3 days there to relax.  Lake Constance is a very big lake on the…

Ebenalp – Appenzell, Switzerland

Only 45 minutes from our Airbnb near Lake Constance we found perhaps the most beautiful place in the world. A Cable Car would take us up to the top of the Alpine Mountain. From there we hiked a trail that took us through the Wildkirchli Caves to the hermitage and the Chapel.  Then we continued…

Day Trip to Liechtenstein

While staying in Switzerland we decided to take a day trip to the very small country of Liechtenstein.  This landlocked country between Switzerland and Austria is a little over 15 miles long by less than 4 miles wide.  Our hosts in Switzerland said that Liechtenstein looks a lot like Switzerland but we had to go…

Porsche Museum – Stuttgart

For the last couple of days we have been staying in the coolest little Airbnb outside of Stuttgart, Germany.  We have the whole ground floor of this Timber House in Renninger. The hosts, Brandie and Dan are absolutely awesome. We came back to Stuttgart to return our Rental Car so we decided to tour a…